RISEabove donates thousands to support flood relief efforts

LOUISA, Ky.,RISEabove today announced it received a $50,000 grant from the Truist Foundation to help our people and communities impacted by the flooding last July. 

Since receiving the grant, $27,000 in mini-grants have gone directly to people whose homes were damaged or lost during the flood. While more money went to organizations that shifted or furthered their mission to help those in need, like CANE Kitchen, Rooted Church, and Appalachia Reach Out.

“We are fortunate to have community partners like the Truist Foundation,” said Vanessa Keeton, RISEabove Executive Director. “With this money, we were able to help those directly impacted by the flooding that damaged thousands of homes and businesses. While the rebuild will still take some time, we will be there to help in any way possible.”

Since July, some families have been able to rebuild. However, today dozens, if not hundreds, still need a permanent place to call home in Breathitt, Knott, Perry, and Letcher counties. State officials estimate rebuilding will cost hundreds of millions of dollars. 

About RISEabove

RISEabove is a team of Appalachian leaders focused on bringing people together from across the region. We strive to provide people hope and purpose through impactful programs, showing people they can RISEabove any obstacle. We are a resource to the communities we live in.

About Truist Foundation

The Truist Foundation is committed to Truist Financial Corporation’s (NYSE: TFC) purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities. Established in 2020, the foundation makes strategic investments in nonprofit organizations to help ensure the communities it serves have more opportunities for a better quality of life. The Truist Foundation’s grants and activities focus on building career pathways to economic mobility and strengthening small businesses. Learn more at Truist.com/Foundation.

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